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In this Hasty Treat (Short episode) Scott and Wes discuss dot files, what they are, how to use and manage them as well as best practices and more.

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Show Notes

3:15 - What is a dot file?

  • Access tokens
  • Settings for editors, etc.

4:40 - Dot file examples

  • .gitignore
  • .gitkeep
  • .rc
    • .babelrc
    • .bashrc
    • .eslintrc
  • .env
  • .DS_Store
  • .editorconfig
  • .meteorignore

23:46 - How to keep your dot files in sync

Hot Tip
  • In MacOS, toggle dot files with “Shift + Cmd + .”
Links

Wes’ dot files repo Prettier

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